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  • Amazon's home ranks as best state economy in WalletHub study, Alaska is worst

    Utah is second, followed by Massachusetts and California
    Washington ranked as the best state economy for 2019, followed by Utah, Massachusetts and California, according to a WalletHub study. Alaska had the worst economy, followed by Louisiana, Mississippi, Hawaii and West Virginia. "U.S. economic growth depends heavily on the performance of individual states, but some contribute more than others," the report stated.
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  • Inside Jeff Bezos' new 12-bedroom Manhattan mega-condo

    Bezos buys penthouse and two adjoining condos for a combined $80 million
    The CEO of the world's largest retailer is buying three condominiums near Madison Square Park for a combined price of about $80 million. The purchase includes a 10,000-square-foot triplex penthouse with five bedrooms and nearly 6,000 square feet of outdoor space overlooking the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, and the new World Trade Center. The other two other apartments, directly beneath the penthouse, bring the combined interior space to 17,000 square feet. CNBC has a video tour.
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  • You can now buy your house on Amazon

    Retail giant brings the tiny house trend to the masses – with free shipping, too!
    Some Americans apparently love to fantasize about an extreme downsize that reduces their personal space to the bare minimum and slashes their cost of living to a fraction of what it once was. Hence, the rise of the tiny house trend. Now, Amazon is making this tiny trend possible for any home shopper, offering a number of prefabricated houses on its site – and some are selling like hotcakes.
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  • This city is the nation's hottest housing market right now

    In this city, 47.7% of homes sold were bought above asking price
    As home-price growth lags, inventory declines and residential sales slow, it's safe to say the housing market is in the midst of a slowdown. And although several housing markets are falling behind in the slump, data from Redfin indicates Tacoma, Washington, is thriving.
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  • This is what Amazon’s plans could mean for Bellevue's housing market

    Word on the street is Amazon wants to lease enough space to house 25,000 workers
    When Amazon jumped ship on its plans to occupy a skyscraper in downtown Seattle, speculation regarding the online retail giant's next big move began to swirl. Now, Redfin suggests Amazon is likely to focus its hometown growth on Washington’s Eastside suburbs, specifically in the city of Bellevue.
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  • [Pulse] Did Amazon's about-face on its NY HQ2 plans turn the Long Island City real estate market upside down?

    Real estate in the Queens neighborhood was hot even before the tech giant set its sights on the area
    Well before Amazon announced its plans to pursue a second headquarters in Long Island City, the Queens neighborhood was among the fast-growing real estate markets of NYC. Major players in the real estate industry set their foot on the once-crumbling industrial neighborhood and secured millions of dollars to finance massive commercial and industrial projects. Yet, Amazon’s snafu announced last week still stunned the LIC real estate market.
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  • Amazon pulls plug on New York HQ2

    Opts not to proceed without support from local officials
    The rumors are true – Amazon has officially canceled plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City, New York, after facing significant opposition from local politicians who protested tax breaks for one of the world's more powerful companies. Amazon announced Thursday that is has opted to withdraw its plans for a Queens headquarters, saying it will not launch a search for a new location.
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  • How much is Amazon’s birthplace worth?

    Seattle area home that Jeff Bezos rented when he founded Amazon is listed for sale
    The house Jeff Bezos rented in the mid-1990s when he started Amazon is now on the market and listed for nearly $1.5 million. The Bellevue, Washington home features three bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms and includes the oversized mailbox believed to be used by early employees of the retail behemoth.
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  • This could happen to Queens' housing market if Amazon jumps ship

    Reports claim Amazon might be reconsidering Queens as its HQ2 location
    Last week, news broke that Amazon is reconsidering its decision to bring its HQ2 to New York after various politicians and community members vocalized their disdain for Amazon's big move. As pressure mounts, an important question hangs in the balance: What will happen to the metro's housing market if Amazon decides to jump ship?
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